The Really Long Meeting is underway. The Yankees won’t get on the field until 11.
Talked to two Yankees beforehand: Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez. Cano said that he will miss Larry Bowa. It was Bowa who helped make Cano, working with him on defense and staying on him not to get lazy.
“I spoke to him two weeks ago and asked me how much I weighed,” Cano said, laughing.
Girardi is going to keep a close eye on Cano, as will Kevin Long. Bow’s not the first coach to bust chops on a young player.
A-Rod did a session with the television guys then the print and radio people. It was too short because he actually gave good answers. A short recap: He’s not talking to Scott Boras, who is still his agent. He has never used PEDs. He wants to win a World Series. He wants to finish his career as a Yankee. John Rocker was lying about that meeting with doctors in Texas.
Back in a bit with the A-Rod audio.